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Ford drives hard deal with UAW

Nov 1, 2007
Negotiations between Ford and United Auto Workers continue to truck on, and Ford wants to extract more from the UAW but give up less. Jill Barshay looks into Ford's new business plan and lay-offs on the way.
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'Smart For Two' is cool for geeks

Oct 29, 2007
Mercedes is taking its "Smart For Two" vehicle out for a test drive -- from Stanford University to Apple headquarters to the home base of Google. Jill Barshay reports why the automaker is targeting "cool geeks."
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Supplier gets dwindling sums for its parts

Oct 22, 2007
Allied-Baltic Rubber in Strasburg, Ohio, supplies parts to General Motors, and business hasn't been good for the last three years as GM has sought further price reductions. Amanda Rabinowitz reports.
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UAW members hesitate on Chrysler pact

Oct 19, 2007
Detroit heaved a sigh of relief when the news came that a deal had been reached between the United Auto Workers and Chrysler. But they may have been slightly premature. Alisa Roth reports.
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Volkswagen tries driving up U.S. sales

Oct 19, 2007
Even the cheapest Volkswagen model can't compete against Japanese cars in the U.S. So the auto maker is going to start revamping its design. Jill Barshay reports.
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Chrysler deal reminiscent of GM

Oct 11, 2007
Yesterday's auto-workers strike against Chrysler lasted six hours. Doug Krizner talks about it with auto industry reporter Katie Merx, who says their deal sounds a lot like the one with GM.
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Old ways walk out with Chrysler workers

Oct 10, 2007
Nobody knows how long the UAW strike against Chrysler is going to last or what a deal might look like. What is likely, though, is that UAW negotiations won't ever be the same again. Alisa Roth reports.
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Race is on to fuel the car of the future

Oct 10, 2007
Car makers could help solve a lot of problems such as global warming and U.S. reliance on foreign oil. Vijay Vaitheeswaran has a new book on that very topic -- cars of the future and how they'll be fueled. He talked with Kai Ryssdal.
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More job cuts for Chrysler

Oct 10, 2007
Cerberus, the private-equity firm that owns Chrysler, has been making plans to cut non-union jobs. Alisa Roth crunches the numbers and tells us what that means for the company's work force.
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UAW gives Chrysler a strike deadline

Oct 8, 2007
Two weeks after agreeing to a new contract with General Motors, the United Auto Workers union gave Chrysler a strike deadline today in their negotiations. Alisa Roth reports.
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